Sunday, February 10, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 10, 2013

Happy Sunday! Start that brunch early with these six college football stories from around the country.

Determined recruiting push lands Tre Mason some help, strengthens Auburn's running back depth

Auburn was looking for some help in the backfield for running back Tre Mason, and the Tigers landed three prospects in the signing class in Cameron Artis-Payne, Peyton Barber and Johnathan Ford.

Rich gets richer with another top-ranked class

When confronted with all the national praise his No. 1-ranked recruiting class received, Alabama's Nick Saban warned that the Crimson Tide never gets everyone it wants.

Illinois set to hire new D-line coach

Late last month, multiple reports stated that Illinois defensive line coach Keith Gilmore would be headed to North Carolina to take the same job. It appears as though Illini coach Tim Beckman didn’t take long to find Gilmore’s replacement: Millersville head coach Greg Colby, an Illinois alum.

Kenna, QB of unbeaten Army team in '44, dies

Edgar Douglas "Doug" Kenna II, the quarterback of West Point's 1944 undefeated national championship team and former president of the National Association of Manufacturers, has died. He was 88.

National Defense

Offense may score points but defense wins national championships. At least that's what the schools that lead Rivals' top-ranked defensive classes of 2013 still believe.


Signing Day was one more sign that Meyer is on a collision course with Nick Saban once again. said Alabama had the No.1 recruiting class in the country and Ohio State was No. 2. put Ohio State at the top of its rankings and Alabama not far behind at No. 3.

When was the last time Saban and Meyer put together two of the top three recruiting classes in college football at the same time? On National Signing Day 2008.

Ten months later, they played a national semifinal in the SEC Championship Game. A year later, they did it again.

They split those games. Pasadena can be the rubber match.

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